Monday, September 04, 2006

Steve Irwin Killed By Stingray

Steve Irwin Killed By Stingray

Television personality and environmentalist Steve Irwin has died from a stingray wound while filming off north Queensland.

Friends believe he may have died instantly when struck by a stingray as he filmed a sequence for his eight-year-old daughter Bindi's new TV series.
Irwin's friend of 20 years, Ferre De Deyne said Irwin had been struck by the stingray while filming. "The stingray just happened to be swimming around and out of the blue whacked his tail at him," he said.

"It is absolutely tragic. I have dived so many times with stingrays and they are usually very placid things," he said.

Known worldwide as the Crocodile Hunter, 44-year-old Irwin was famous for his enthusiasm for wildlife and his catchcry "Crikey!"

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/steve-irwin-killed-by-stingray/2006/09/04/1157222051512.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1

Let us offer our special prayers for Steve's family. This is a true tragedy for everyone involved. He might've been a 'wild and crazy guy', but he was also a dedicated environmentalist and good family man. He will be missed for sure!

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame about Steve. But how many times is a man allowed to tempt fate for TV ratings as he did?


Imp

1:37 PM  
Blogger beakerkin said...

News flash

Uptown Steve has called the killing of Irwin by a stingray of color a racial incedent. Uptown has also failed to notice the other side of stingrays are white.

2:29 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

So, Beaker, you're saying it was a white on white murder?
Honestly though, this is really tough on his family. i've heard a couple of reports that the filming was for a show his daughter was going to, or does host. Later on, that may be a burden of guilt for her. But he was doing what he loved, we should all go doing something we love!

tmw

2:42 PM  
Blogger nanc said...

he died doing what he loved. G-d be with his family and loved ones. most men want to die in the middle of...oh, nevermind.

i'll miss the croc hunter as i've been following his career for nearly ten years. a great guy.

tmw - i heard his daughter, bindy (named after his favorite dog) was along for the filming - how terrible it must have been, if so, to see her daddy take his last breath.

donal - i believe terry, steve's wife, was from oregon.

3:56 PM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

Newsflash: Missinglink says the stingray in question was 2.5M across! That would make it a Manta Ray. Do you think he meant 2.5-3 FEET across? That's big enough to do the job eh?
So an animal gets him...and here I thought he'd meet our Maker in Perth's rush hour traffic.
Go with G-d Steve, you had guts.

Morgan

4:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phandancer from FPM

Steve was a brave, insane man. I expected him to be filmed going in head first into a croc while screaming 'Crikey'.

Though his death is sad for many, I doubt he would see it the same way - except he would miss his family.

We all die, but not all can die well or doing what we love. I want to die saving a family from a klan of Nazi Hell's Angels Segway riders (or something similarly insane and brave) - sadly I will probably die quietly and anonymously.

Life is nothing more than a short walk between eternities and I want my exit to be grand.

I will watch his death when they air it (and they will) because I bet that Steve would have wanted it that way.

7:29 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

JINGO--A letter "M" , size-wise, usually indicates METERS... Thus, that would've been 2.3-3 meters across (each meter is roughly equal to 1 yard).

Crikey!

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I very sorry for Irwins family,its going to be tough on his kids. Still,I always felt he would have something like this happen. I don't know if he was a doctor of veteriany medience or a zoologist or not. Seems to me all he every really did was torment crocs and big snakes by grabbing them by the tail and yelling "Crikey,he's a whopper''.Still,he was funny. The Animal Channel won't be the same without him. Johnnymac.

2:03 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

BEAK--You and TMW are SO funny! It oughta be against the law!

IMP--How are YOU feeling, these days? You have a whopper like Jingo and I (and DAVID...)?

TMW--I wanted to tell you how helpful your last email to me was--don't think it wasn't! LOL!--but I have limit my writing, at present. I'll get to ya!

J'MAC--How's dear Anne? Sorry I haven't written--it's hard to get out more than a sentence or two with my back being what it is--and my left arm being what it ISN'T! I AM thinking of you, friend--don't ever think you and Anne aren't right close to my heart!

Nanc--How are you? You get rid of your virus, hn? Use any special program? Do you know where you GOT it?

DJINNMYST--I'm thinking of you, too! How'd you'd do in Baby'Cane 'Nesto? I'll write you more, later when I can.

JINGO--WHERE ARE YOU? GRUESOME ARM STORY! I'll write ya more later! Where's the FOOTBALL???????????????????????

7:07 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Donal- I've been hangig around Beaker, Nanc, Mr. Beamish...et.al. so long that my snarky side comes out to play! It's been a while, so it's like stretching, it feels soooo good!
As for the e-mail, well as I told you and Eyes, we need each other! G*D doesn't isolate HIS people, but puts them together in communities, the day will come(sooner rather than later) that I will need you! So get well with your arm, you're going to be busy!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

3:47 AM  
Blogger nanc said...

the six or eight hundred trojan horse viruses are gonzo! it seems i stored an attachment that when a certain phrase or word came out - it set itself loose and the grisoft avg (free) didn't catch and keep it. so we installed another program and voila - gone!

i'm happy you're feeling better.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nanc how the hell are you Dear Lady? "m going to tell Donal to give you my e-mail addy,ok? J'mac.

5:26 PM  

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